Handling, Storing, and Dispensing highER Ethanol Blends

Nebraska UST Compliance Guide

To ensure consistent regulatory guidance and rules, the Nebraska Ethanol Board worked with the Nebraska Fire Marshal’s office, resulting in a clear, concise guidance document for retailers to ensure they know what information they must have on file to demonstrate underground storage tank compliance.

A copy of this guidance document may be found here.

US Energy Handbook for Handling, Storing, and Dispensing Higher Ethanol Blends

Several research studies show that ethanol/gasoline blends, and E85 specifically, have the potential to substantially reduce petroleum fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions. This handbook provides information on ethanol fuel properties, standards, codes, best practices, and equipment information for those who blend, distribute, store, sell, or use E15, E85, and other ethanol blends.

EPA’s Emerging Fuels and UST Compatibility

The use of biofuels in the United States is growing, partly because federal mandates required incremental increases in biofuel blending into the fuel supply beginning in the mid–2000s.

Hundreds of thousands of USTs nationwide store regulated substances, primarily automotive fuels made from petroleum or a mixture of petroleum and other regulated substances. EPA’s regulations require that USTs are constructed, maintained, and operated in a manner which ensures petroleum and other regulated substances are stored safely.

Details on the EPA’s current underground equipment and compatibility with higher blends of ethanol requirements may be found here.